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Hi All,

I am new to plants but I have been keeping fish for years. I have a 20 long tank I am going to plant for my very first panted tank. I am going to buy one of the Coop's sponge filters, and a 24" Phoenix light. I already have ActivFlora substrate so I doubt I will need root tabs. If you had this tank and no plant budget what would you get from the current inventory to fill the tank. I was going to buy 2 of the Easy Planters to try out. With the new substrate, is Easy Green really needed at this point?

Thank you for the suggestions Go nuts folks... Thanks

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My favorite 10/20/40G tanks are the ones that are planted with mostly crypts, a Red Dwarf Aquarium Lily Bulb or maybe a banana plant. Scratch the banana plant, I prefer the lily.

I’ve never used the substrate mentioned so take this with a grain of salt. I’d go ahead and us root tabs and probably easy green. I didn’t see a breakdown of what is in the substrate, just a mention of iron. The root tabs and easy green may have something that is not in the substrate or lacks sufficient quantities.

On a side note, I use easy iron to grow hair algae for my scuds in a few tanks. I’m not sure if the substrate will leach enough iron into the water column to cause a algae issue but if you run into that issue you may want to keep this in mind.

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